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.The solution, I am reliably informed, is to to remove the fat balls from the net before putting them out. You could even make fat balls yourself. Both options mean messy fingers, and leave the question of how to suspend them. One solution is to cram them
, at most their feeding results in a little bit of shoot distortion, so leave them alone, or if you really can't bear them, remove them by hand-picking or jetting them off with a hose.
crossed, hoping that they remain untouched. I'll be watching my hollyhocks closely to see if the rust fungus develops. If and when it does, I'll remove infected leaves as soon as I spot the infection, hopefully keeping it under control - but that might
. When we finally removed the palm from its pot (with the aid of a hammer) we found that inside it there was a rim, about two inches from the base, that the roots had grown under. When I planted it all those years ago I had filled the section beneath
fruits go mouldy very quickly if it rains.Whether you eat affected fruits or not is up to you. But it’s important to remove infested fruits immediately, to reduce the likelihood of infestation next year. Being an organic gardener, I don’t use pesticides
, tasty heads appeared, all really tight and compact, with a gorgeous taste. I removed the main head and at first I thought I'd found its weak spot - there didn't appear to be any of those bonus side-shoots I love to crop a few weeks after the main
. In these areas I'll use a bucket of sand, casting the thinnest possible layer over the surface of the stone paved areas. Removing algae is very hard work, but at least it's good exercise...
and regular and prompt removal of faded flower stems and leaves, should be enough to stop grey mould in its tracks.hederifolium
I recently undertook a spot of tidying in one of my flowerbeds. Generally I avoid clearing up too early in winter, and I don’t remove too much old growth, as retaining it can limit plant damage during late-winter cold snaps.Usually, after spending